Responding to the threat, Cyber security, January 2015

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In July 2012, UUK advocated the steps that universities should take to reduce their exposure to cyber security risks and increase levels of resilience:

Senior management and governing body awareness.
Understanding of the institution’s primary intellectual property assets and the level of control around these.
Application of 20 controls identified by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) for managing cyber security threats.

Universities UK (UUK) issued a self-assessment questionnaire in June 2014. This was based upon a Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) health check survey with review input from Uniac and Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA) amongst others. 63 institutions who responded to the questionnaires will receive individual briefings shortly. HE institutions who did not respond will receive a separate summary briefing without the value of the benchmarking aspect.


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